More stores support North Lakes Foodbank
Last updated at 19:42, Thursday, 02 August 2012
Four supermarket chains have agreed to put collection points in their stores for the North Lakes Foodbank.
Allerdale council has worked with the foodbank and Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and The Co-operative to extend the number of places where people can donate non perishable food for people in times of crisis.
The foodbank, which is based in Cockermouth, provides food parcels to people across West Cumbria.
Set up through the Christian organisation Trussell Trust, which launches life-changing community projects, it feeds more than 240 in crisis with 1.5 tonnes of food per month.
Allerdale council is donating the collection points which will be used in the supermarkets.
It already has a collection point at Allerdale House in Workington.
For more details about North Lakes Foodbank visit www.thefoodbank.org.uk
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 02 August 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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